Traditional methods & techniques can get obsolete—the same with cybersecurity. Businesses have gone digital, and legacy security infrastructure lacks the bite to tackle sophisticated threats lurking around to breach into digital domains.
The attack rate is at an all-time high. Over 60% of the global digital enterprises have noticed increased cyber-attacks in the last 18 months. Most of them are signature-less attacks. Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is the most common enterprise security solution, which looks at log entries to detect Indicators of Compromise (IoC) and reconstruct any attack scenario, depending on the collected events. SIEM is an ineffective traditional approach and is almost toothless in circumventing complex attacks.
Digitally empowered infrastructures, which are a blend of on-premise, endpoints, cloud, IoT, endpoints, & social media, have an expanded attack surface, making it even harder to secure and protect them from malicious attacks. More the sophistication of threats, more the difficulty in detecting and remediating a breach.
The biggest challenge is the non-integration of the security ecosystem, lack of skilled resources, and manual processes used to monitor and secure the network. Hackers are aware of these challenges and use them to the best of their advantage. Cyber resiliency is, therefore, very critical.
Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services can transcend traditional security approaches by accelerating threat detection and response time.
MDR seamlessly integrates multiple security technologies to work together across environments. It also enables various security technologies to work seamlessly together, across all environments to eliminate security gaps and speed up responses to an attack or breach. The service also includes SIEM for security monitoring, security intelligence, threat hunting, endpoint threat detection, User Behavior and Security Analytics (UEBA). MDR also leverages Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities to investigate and auto-contain threats before launching an orchestrated response.
Unlike traditional security service provider such as MSSP, an MDR service provider can provide 24x7 monitoring of the IT infrastructure, holistic incident analysis, incident triaging, forensics, and response recommendations.
Use MDR, Ruggedize your cyber defenses
MDR follows a three-phase, process-driven security approach through the attack lifecycle.
Threat Identification (Before an attack)
To proactively identify threats 24x7 and eliminate false positives. The objective is to ensure astute focus to secure digital assets, networks, web, data, cloud, IoT devices, email, endpoints, application, platform, people, and process.
Threat Detection & Response (During an attack)
Leverage advanced security technologies to detect anomalies and respond to vectors by using rule-based detection, threat analytics, deception technologies, incident response, Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR), UEBA, and packet capture module.
Breach Mitigation (After an attack)
Enable faster recovery of compromised devices and assets through prioritization, forensics, documentation, recovery planning, etc. to improve the security posture for future threat instances.
The three-phase process gets its maximum efficiency when executed through a 360 degree MDR architecture. A 360-degree MDR architecture provides complete visibility into the enterprise infrastructure - be it on be it on-premise, cloud, or any virtual environment. Every threat gets identified, and a threat response plan is quickly initiated. The plan includes risk management, threat containment, and threat elimination. This is a proactive approach to auto contain and defeat the threat to minimize the effect of the breach.
Goals of 360 Degree MDR
- Proactive and early detection of threats through threat intelligence platforms, threat hunting solutions, and techniques.
- Continuous 24x7 security monitoring and operations for incident investigations and forensics.
- Effective incident management and response by implementing detailed incident handling and response process.
- Formulation of threat specific incident response procedures.
- Cross-functional incident emergency response and rapid response contracts.
Benefits of MDR
Interoperability will soon become the would become the characteristic of next-generation cyber defense as enterprises increase their focus towards improved threat detection, investigation, and response capability.
By adopting 360 degree MDR services, enterprises can stay ahead of attackers by:
- Faster detection of real-time threats.
- Swift threat assessment and alert prioritization.
- Assured incident response.
- Rapid attack investigation.
- Threat prediction by using behavioral analysis.
- Instant access to highly experienced threat hunters & defenders.
Thinking to choose an MDR vendor? Consider this.
When you realize the need for an MDR service provider, the next rational step is to find an MDR partner. Choose the right MDR partner can be a tough job. Use these criteria during the selection process.
- Comprehensive MDR portfolio.
- Proactive threat hunting with lesser time to detect threats in real-time.
- Adheres to structured security processes compliant to industry mandates.
- Actionable threat intelligence and reporting capabilities.
- EDR capabilities, incident remediation, and seamless threat mitigation.
- Leverages AI/ML, analytics, automation, and orchestration within security processes.
- Hierarchy of threat hunters, defenders, investigators, architects, specialists, and forensics experts.
To know more about MDR and its capabilities, schedule a demo with Aujas MDR experts by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org